Airport Master Plan Finalized

This Airport Master Plan (AMP) defines a development concept for West Plains Regional Airport (UNO or the Airport) over the course of a 20-year planning period. This plan will provide the City of West Plains, MO (the Airport Sponsor or Sponsor) with a long-range vision for airport development that is designed to result in a safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally acceptable air transportation facility that meets both existing and projected aviation demand. 

The study is funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), and the City of West Plains. Technical work is conducted by a study team that is led by Jviation, Inc., and supported by Martinez Geospatial and Travel Insights, Inc. 

The FAA recommends that airport master plans address the “unique issues at each airport.”  Thus, the goal of this AMP is to provide a carefully considered, systematic approach to the Airport’s overall maintenance, development, and operation over a 20-year period. This planning document is intended to identify and then plan for future facility needs well in advance of the actual demand for those future facilities. As required by FAA, the AMP is designed to consider phased development, specifically looking at three planning horizons:  short-term (0-5 years); intermediate (6-10 years); and long-range (11-20 years). Generally, it is within the short-term horizon that existing facility deficiencies or noncompliance to airport design standards are addressed. The subsequent phases typically address the facilities and resources needed to accommodate predicted growth based on reasonable assumptions.